Flatwoods School 1908

Flatwoods School December 1908

Flatwoods School December 1908

Second Church Structure

The second church structure shows the two entrances into the church. One for women and one for men.

The second church structure shows the two entrances into the church. One for women and one for men.

Homecoming 1980s

Marvin Harper, Jo Frances, Gladys Pruett and Mattie Phillips.

Marvin Harper, Jo Frances, Gladys Pruett and Mattie Phillips.

Mary Beck’s Baptism

Mary Beck remembers, “I don’t remember the exact date of our baptizing, but I will always remember this very special  event during that  special summer long  ago.  I’ll remember, too, an understanding pastor (Rev. Jackson), an  understanding  church body, and the very cold water rising  chest high in the creek flowing through Smith’s pasture, where Roy Lynn Keller and I were baptized into a very special church.”

Mary Beck remembers, “I don’t remember the exact date of our baptizing, but I will always remember this very special event during that special summer long ago. I’ll remember, too, an understanding pastor (Rev. Jackson), an understanding church body, and the very cold water rising chest high in the creek flowing through Smith’s pasture, where Roy Lynn Keller and I were baptized into a very special church.”

The History of Stain Glass Windows

Jo Frances Strickland wrote this article

Jo Frances Strickland wrote this article

Homecoming circa 1948

Homecoming was an annual celebration of church, family and friends. Remembering family that had passed and strengthening relationship with the congregation through food, singing and preaching.

Homecoming was an annual celebration of church, family and friends. Remembering family that had passed and strengthening relationship with the congregation through food, singing and preaching.

 

The men of the church had built long tables in rows under the trees. Alabama is hot and the last weekend of May was a prelude to the summer to come. After plates were filled many went to the cemetery to sit under the trees and on the brick wall that marked the cemetery dimension.

The men of the church had built long tables in rows under the trees. Alabama is hot and the last weekend of May was a prelude to the summer to come. After plates were filled many went to the cemetery to sit under the trees and on the brick wall that marked the cemetery dimension.

The Beginning of the Rebirth of the cemetery

Marvin Harper working and cleaning  the cemetery circa 1960's

Marvin Harper working and cleaning the cemetery circa 1960’s

Pews and other items donated to the church in the 1960s

Pews plus other items donated to the church 1960s by the congregation.

Pews plus other items donated to the church 1960s by the congregation.

 

Pew Donations in the 1960s by the congregation.

Pew Donations in the 1960s by the congregation.

1947-1948 Record book

Record by Barney Ballard tracked the contributions to the pastor's salary

Record by Barney Ballard tracked the contributions to the pastor’s salary

 

Barney Ballard's record book

Barney Ballard’s record book

Recorded deed for church dated February 14, 1852

Document was first drawn up around January 4, 1850. Actually recording was done two years later on February 14, 1852.

Document was first drawn up around January 4, 1850. Actually recording was done two years later on February 14, 1852.